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Institutional news
4 Mar 2010

The Chilean community at the institute organises two initiatives to raise funds for the Teletón Foundation of Chile.

Institutional news
<p>Joan Massagué (c) IRB Barcelona</p>
26 Feb 2010

The Senate of the University of Jaén has awarded an honorary degree to the scientist Joan Massagué, adjunct director of the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), Chairman of the Cancer Biology and Genetics Programme at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) and researcher at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Scientific news
<p>A tube-cell image. In red, the tube. in blue, the cell nuclei. in green, cell shape.  (electron microscopy). © IRB Barcelona. J. Casanova</p>
8 Feb 2010

Scientists at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) and CSIC report on the formation of the small-diameter respiratory tubes of the fly Drosophila, a process that resembles the development of the finest blood vessels, the capillaries, in mammals.

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<p>Researchers discovered the role of DOR (red) when they found it co-localizing with LC3, the common autophagosome marker. In blue, cells nuclei. Image: 3D simulation. A. Zorzano Lab © IRB Barcelona.</p>
18 Jan 2010

EMBO Reports selects a study by researchers at IRB Barcelona as the highlighted article of the week because of the relevance of autophagy in health.

Institutional news
13 Jan 2010

The consortium involves the research group headed by María J. Macías, specialist in the determination of biomolecular structures.

Scientific news
<p>G-protein fragment that adopts a range of structures depending on the partner.</p>
12 Jan 2010

The multiple conformations of G-protein offer new possibilities to develop specific drugs.

Institutional news
<p>Joan Massagué (c) IRB Barcelona</p>
21 Dec 2009

Researcher and Adjunct Director of the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), Joan Massagué, has received the International Prize of the Santiago Dexeus Font Foundation in recognition of his work in cancer research.

The Santiago Dexeus Font Foundation prize is an international recognition, given to individuals, groups or institutions working in health sciences.

For more information, see Fundación Santiago Dexeus

Scientific news
<p>The green fluorescent protein is produced by a system designed by researchers at IRB Barcelona and its expression demonstrates that the technique works correctly in human cells and other animal cells. © Image: Roberto Álvarez-Medina (CSIC)</p>
17 Dec 2009

Scientists will use it to analyse the stress responses used by cells to solve genomic errors, and also to identify targets of therapeutic interest.

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<p>Joan Massagué (c) IRB Barcelona</p>
3 Dec 2009

This afternoon the vice-president of the Generalitat de Catalunya (Autonomous Government of Catalonia), Josep-Lluís Carod-Rovira, has named Joan Massagué, adjunct director of the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) and director of the Cancer Biology and Genetics Programme at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), Ambassador of the BioRegion of Catalonia. Massagué has been awarded this recognition during the BioRegion Forum held in Barcelona today. The director of IRB Barcelona, Joan J. Guinovart, received the plaque on behalf of Massagué, who expressed his gratitude through a recorded message.

In the presentation of the Forum, the president of...

Institutional news
3 Dec 2009

Researcher Ignasi Fita will explain the importance of the discovery of the structure and function of the ribosome.